Functional foods: current issues and trends




Functional foods are characterized for containing various components, some of which are classified as nutrients, and they affect diverse important functions in the body producing wellness and health and/or decrease in the risk of some diseases. Accordingly, these foods, besides from satisfying hunger and providing nutrients that are necessary for the organism, also prevent nutrition related diseases and improve the body at physical and mental levels.

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Author Biographies

Pabla María MÁRQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ, Universidad de Antioquia

Chemical Engineer, MSc. Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences

Diana Margarita MÁRQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ, Universidad de Antioquia

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, MSc, PhD. Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences


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How to Cite

MÁRQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ, P. M., & MÁRQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ, D. M. (2019). Functional foods: current issues and trends. Vitae, 26(1), 6–7.




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